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Paulinho leaves Kyoto for Brazil

KYOTO (Kyodo) Brazilian striker Paulinho is to leave Kyoto Sanga to return to his homeland to join Sport Recife, the club said.

Paulinho joined Kyoto in 2005 and his 22 goals that season helped the team win promotion to the top flight. The 27-year-old has scored five times in 17 league outings this term.